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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT YORK MASONS, 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 
A. L. §844. 




RALEIGH: 

THOS. LORING PRINTER—OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT. 



1845, 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



GRAND LODGE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Monday Evenings Dec. 2, 1844. 
The Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
North Carolina^ was held at their Hall, in the City of 
Raleigh, on the 2nd day of December, 1§44, according to 
adjournment. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. JOHN H. WHEELER, G. M. 
P. W. FANNING, G. S. W. 
WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W., P. T. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. P. T. 
FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 
GEORGE H. CAIN, G. J. D. 
WILLIAM G. HILL, G. S. B. 
JAS. K. HILL, G. M., P. T. 
WESLEY HOLLISTER, G. P. 

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING SUBORDINATE 
LODGES : 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wilmington — Bro. D. W. Stone. 
Concord Lodge, No. 58, Tarboro' — Bro. L. C. Pender. 
Saint John's Lodge, No. 96, Kinston — Bro. Thos. S. 
Clarke. 

Wake Forest Lodge, No. 97, Wake— J no. R. Thomas. 

Star in the East, No. 103, Elizabeth City, dues paid 
but no representative. 

Joseph Warren, No. 92, Stantonsburg, Bro. E. G. 
Speight. 

Belmont Lodge, (by Dispensation,) Duplin Co. Jas. K. 
Hill. 



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VISITING BRETHREN. 

Bro. W. B. Dunn, Joseph T. Hunter, Isaac Winston, 
John H. Bell, Jas. W. Osborne, O. L. Burch, Jas. J. Pen- 
der, Sol. Pender, Jan., Jas M. Bogle, Isaac B. Kelly. 

No other business to transact, the Grand Lodge was 
called off, until Wednesday evening, December, 4, 1844, 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, Gr. Sec. P. T. 



Wednesday^ Dec. 4, 1844. 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT. 

M. W. JOHN H. WHEELER, G. M. 

D. W. STONE, P. G. M. 

THOMAS LORING, P. D. G. M. 

P. W. FANNING, G. S. W. 

WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T. 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S., P. T. 

FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 

GEORGE H. CAIN, G. J. D. 

WILLIAM G. HILL, G. S. B. 

SOL. PENDER, G. M., P. T: 

L. C. PENDER, G. P., P. T. 

RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 
The Most Worshipful Grand Master submitted the fol- 
lowing communication, which was read and adopted : 
To the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Car- 
olina, now in session : 
By a resolution now in force of the Grand Lodge, it is 
the duty of the Grand Master to examine the communica- 
tions received during the recess of the Grand Lodge, and 



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communicate such abstracts as May be deemed important. 

The proceedings of the Grand Lodges of Maine, New- 
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Mary- 
land, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, 
Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, 
Texas, and Louisiana, have been examined by me, and 
contain the most cheering evidence ot the flourishing con- 
dition of the craft, and increased zeal for the welfare of 
the order. These communications will all be referred to 
a Standing Committee by usage of this Grand Lodge, 
and from them many valuable extracts and suggestions 
may be made. Those from Massachusetts, New York 
and Mississippi, are full of interest. The Tableau An- 
nual of Louisiana, informs us that the craft in that State 
while working under one Grand Lodge, use three differ- 
ent rites : Kite dYork, Rite Ecossai's, and Rite Modirne. 
From them 1 learn too, that in many of the Grand Lodges, 
to prevent confusion, the Grand Secretaries and Trea- 
surers gives bond and security for the faithful perform- 
ance of their duty. No portion of society is under mora 
solemn obligations to fidelity in every duty of life than 
Masons, and in official matters it is alike due to the digni- 
ty of the station, as demanded by self-respect, and regard 
to the interests of the craft. 

As regards the system of establishing a Charity School, 
for the benefit of orphans of Masons and others, the report 
of the agent has not as yet been received, nor am I advised 
of his progress, or with what cordiality his mission was 
received by the Lodges he visited. He will doubtless re- 
port, and when received, shall be communicated. I re- 
gret that some have manifested opposition to it. I here- 
with enclose a communication from the Hall Lodge, No. 
53, on that subject, marked A. 

It was reported to me, during your recess, that the 
Widow's Sons' Lodge, No, 75, Camden, was not held at 



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that place, but travelled from place to place. I promptly 
dispatched as Deputy Grand Master, a skilful Brother, 
whose report "that whatever disorder had existed had 
been corrected, and that no complaints of the kind would 
again occur." The report is herewith submitted, mark- 
ed B. 

By the resolution of the Grand L6dge, December 13, 
1842, the Grand Master was instructed to investigate the 
situation of the house and lot belonging to the Johnson, 
Caswell Lodge, in the town of Warrenton. I appointed 
Brother J. J. Judkins, who sold the same for $75, which 
has been deposited in the Grand Master's hands. The re- 
port of Brother Judkins is herewith submitted, marked C. 

The communication of a Brother, as to the lot belong- 
ing to the Lodge in Beaufort, which by non-usage belongs 
to the Grand Lodge, is herewith submitted, marked D. 

The communication by letter of the R. W. Grand 
Lodge of Mississippi, on sending a Masonic Delegate to 
Europe, is also communicated. At our last Annual Com- 
munication, this Grand Lodge approved the suggestion, 
but the communication recommends a worthy Brother, 
John DeLafuid, Jr. as a delegate. It is herewith sub- 
mitted, marked E. 

I also communicate a communication from Paris, of 
the Lodge " De la Clemente et Amitie," proposing an in- 
terchange of fraternal kindness and Masonic brotherhood. 

I feel much in hopes that no necessity will be found to 
adopt decisive measures against delinquent Lodges under 
the jurisdiction of our Grand Lodge. It requires a con- 
stant exercise of one of the great attributes of our order, 
to excuse many of their "negligences" in omitting to 
send up delegates and dues. I hope that your wisdom 
will suggest at this communication, some mode to secure 
a faithful compliance, and that our institution may con- 
tinue to be cherished among us, a place where we can all 



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meet as brothers, where sectarianism loses its rancor, and 
party spirit forgets its spleen. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

Hiram Lodge, No. 40, Raleigh — Bros. Hutchings and 
W. G. Hill. 

Skewarkee Lodge, No. 90, Williamston — Bro. A. S. 
Mooring. 

Morning Star, No. 85, Nashville— Bro. J. H. Drake. 
Hiram Lodge, No. 98, Clinton — Bro. J. R. Beaman. 
Perseverance, No. 59, Plymouth — Bro, D. "W. Stone. 
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 75, Camden— Bro. D. W- 
Stone. 

Hall Lodge, No. 53, Currituck — Bro. C. Etheridge. 

VISITING BRETHREN. 

Bros. Waltering, Litchford, Whitaker, Pescud, Solomon 
Pender, Jr. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed 
by the Most Worshipful Grand Master : 

On Charters and Dispensations — Bros. E. G. Speight, 
Mooring and Etheridge. 

On Communications from Grand Lodges and Mis- 
cellaneous subjects — Bros. P. W. Fanning, Thomas S. 
Clarke and J. H. Drake. 

On Grand Treasurer'' s Accounts — Bros. D. W. Stone, 
Beaman, and W. G. Hill. 

On Returns from Subordinate Lodges and dues 
from the same — Bros. Pender, Thomas and Cain. 

On Accounts and Claims against the Grand Lodge 
—Bros. C. W. D. Hutchings and D. W. Stone. 

On the Charity School — Bros. Clarke, Fanning and 
Loring. 

A communication from Messrs. Buck and Gray was 
read, and was referred to Bro. P. W. Fanning and the 
Building Committee. 

On motion of Bro. P. W. Fanning, it was 



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Resolved^ That so much ot the Grand Master's com- 
munication as refers to Reports from Grand Lodges, be 
referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Commu- 
nications and Miscellaneous Subjects ; and so much as 
relates to Widow's Son Lodge, and delinquent Lodges be 
referred to the Committee on Returns and Communica- 
tions from Subordinate Lodges. 

On motion of Bro. Thomas S. Clarke, it was 

Resolved, That so much of the Grand Master's com- 
munication as relates to the Charity School, be referred to 
a Select Committee : That so much as relates to the pro- 
priety of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer en- 
tering into bonds for the true and faithful performance of 
the duties of their respective offices, be referred to the 
Committee on Grand Treasurer's Accounts: That so 
much as refers to Subordinate Lodges, be referred to the 
Standing Committee on that subject. 

Brother Thomas S. Clarke submitted the following 
Preamble and Resolution, which were read and adopted : 

Whereas, it is currently reported, that Lodge 
in Newbern has ceased to work, and been dissolved by 
the voluntary action of its members, and has therefore 
ceased to exist as a Lodge : 

Therefore resolved, That a Committee be appointed 
to inquire if the said Lodge has forfeited its charter, and 
if it should be shewn to the satisfaction of the Committee 
that its charter has been forfeited by its ceasing to work, 
as has been alleged, that they be authorized to demand 
and take possession of the jewels and property of the 
Lodge, and make such disposition of the property and ef- 
fects as they shall judge expedient and advisable, and re- 
port their proceedings to the next Annual Communication 
of this Grand Lodge. 

Bros. T. S. Clarke, Matthew Outten, and Francis Pren- 
tiss, were appointed a Committee in accordance with the 
above Resolution . 



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The Grand Lodge then adjourned until to-morrow 
evening, the 5th instant, at half past six o'clock. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, Gr. Sec. P. T. 



Thursday Evenings Dec. 5, 1844. 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT. 

D. W. STONE, P. G. M. in the Chair. 
DANIEL L. CRENSHAW, P. G. M. 
THOMAS LORING, P. D. G. M. 

P. W. FANNING, G. S. W. 
WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S., P. T. 
FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 
A. S. MOORING, G. J. D. P. T. 
WILLIAM G. HILL, G. S. B. 
J. R. BEAMAN, G. M., P. T. 

E. G. SPEIGHT, G. P., P. T. 
RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

American George Lodge, No. 17, Murfresboro' — Bro. 
W. W. Cherry. 

Perquimons Lodge, No. 106, Hertford — W.W. Cherry. 

Hiram Lodge, No. 98, Clinton — Bro. J. R. Beaman. 

Skewarkee Lodge, No. 90, Williamston — Bro. A. S. 
Mooring. 

Morning Star, No. 85, Nashville— Bro. J, H. Drake. 
Perseverance, No. 59, Plymouth — Bro. D. W. Stone. 
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 75, Camden— Bro. D. W. 
Stone. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wilmingten— Bro. D. W. Stone. 

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Hall Lodge, No. 53, Currituck— Bro. C. Etheridge. 
Saint John's Lodge, No. 96, Kinston — Bro. Thos. 
Clarke. 

VISITERS. 

Bros. Jos. T. Hunter, John H. DeCarterett. 

MEMBERS. 

Bros. W. W. Cherry, James S. Pender, James K. Hill, 
John R. Thomas. 

The respective Committees on Charters and Dispensa- 
tions ; on Grand Lodges and Miscellaneous Subjects ; on 
Subordinate Lodges and Dues from the same ; on Ac- 
counts and Claims against the Grand Lodge, and on the 
Charity School, asked leave for farther time to report, 
which was granted. 

The Committee on the Grand Treasurer's Accounts, 
submitted the following Report, which was read and a- 
dopted : 

The Committee to whom was referred the Grand Trea- 
surer's Accounts, and other subjects, beg to submit the 
following 

REPORT : 

The Grand Treasurer submitted his accounts to them 
this morning, by which it appeared as per annexed ac- 
count, that he had received since the last Annual Com- 
munication, $355 00 
Which added to balance on hand then, 75 10 

Makes a total of 430 10 

Of which he had paid out, for which satis- 
factory vouchers were exhibited, $289 29 
To which add 5 per cent, on $355, 17 75 

Together, 307 04 

Leaving a balance in the Grand Treasu- 
rer's Communication of 123 06 
Which consists of cash, 89 23 
J. D. Royster's note, 33 83 

123 06 



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There is some interest due on J. D. Royster^s note, 
which is not estimated in this statement, and they recom- 
mend that the Grand Treasurer be directed forthwith to 
collect said note, as it is for money received by him for 
rents when he had charge of the building, and should 
have long since been paid over. 

There is also the sum of $12, due on the 1st January 
next, from Mr. Gray, for rent, less the cost of a Fender, 
which he has put to the fire place, and was agreed to be 
allowed for. 

The Committee regret, that in the discharge of their 
duty, they feel constrained to bring to the notice of the 
Grand Lodge, the culpable conduct of the late Grand 
Secretary, W. A. Harrison. From the best estimates 
they have been able to make, there was some $350 or 
$400, paid in by the Subordinate Lodges at the Commu- 
nication of this Grand Lodge, in December, 1843, of 
which only $240 have come to the hands of the Grand 
Treasurer ; the balance was received by the Grand Sec- 
retary, which he neglects and refuses to pay over or ac- 
count for in any way, though repeatedly applied to for 
that purpose, and hence it is one of the causes why our 
funds are so very low at this time. They communicate 
the facts as they have learnt them, and leave it to the 
Grand Lodge to pursue such course towards him as th^ir 
wisdom may dictate. This is the second time within the 
knowledge of one of your Committee, that a default has 
been committed by the proper accounting officers of the 
Grand Lodge, and they think it high time that some mea- 
sure should be adopted to guard against such a contin- 
gency in future, as far as it is practicable to be done, and 
they therefore recommend that in future the Grand Trea- 
surer shall give a bond in the penal sum of $1000, and 
the Grand Secretary of $500, faithfully to discharge their 
duties and account for all moneys and effects that may 



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come to their hands belonging to the Grand Lodge. In 
making this recommendation, they feel constrained to say- 
in justice to the present Grand Treasurer, that his ac- 
counts are fair and correct, so far as they know or be- 
lieve, and this recommendation is only made to endeavor 
to provide against future casualties, and not at all to im- 
pugn his conduct, which has been worthy of all commen- 
dation. 



C. W. D. Hutchings, in account with the Grand Lodge 

of North Carolina^ for the year 1844, A, D, 
1843 DR. 
Dec. 7, To Balance on hand as per Report to 
last Annual Communication, Cash $41 27, 
J. D. Royster's note, $33 83, $75 10 

To cash received of Grand Secretary at com- 
munication in Dec. 1843, 160 00 
" Cash received of Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, by 
Bro. Wheeler, 20 00 
" Cash received of Orr Lodge. No. 104, by 
Bro. Wheeler, 30 00 
" Cash received of Widow's Son Lodge, No. 
75, by Bro. Stone, 10 00 
« Cash received ot Perquimons Lodge, No. 

106, by Bro. Stone, 10 00 

" Cash received of Hiram Lodge, No. 40, 
by Bro. Grimme, 10 00 

1844. 

Dec. 3. To Cash received of Grand Master 
for the sale of Lodge Building, Johnson 
Caswell, of Warrenton, 75 00 

To Cash received for Rent of Room in lower 
story of Lodge, of Mr. Peck, 40 00 



$430 00 



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1844. CR. 

Jan'y- By Cash paid for Insurance on Lodge 

Building, - $27 00 

By Cash paid to J. H. Wheeler, Grand Mas- 
ter, expenses to Burton's ^ Road, 25 00 

By Cash paid to J. H. Wheeler, Grand Mas- 
ter, pay for Masonic "Trestle" Board, 10 00 

6 25 

8 75 

9 12 
95 33 

9 60 
13 65 
13 00 
10 00 
1 50 

7 34 
3 00 

29 75 
20 00 

Amount of Receipts, $430 10, since last com- 
munication, 

Deduct 75 10, balance on 

hand then 

Balance, $355 00 5 per ct. com. 17 75 

Leaving a balance on hand and due the 

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$430 10 

All of which is respectfully submitted by 

DAVID W. STONE, 
WM. G. HILL, 
J. R. BEAMAN. 

The Committee to whom was referred the communi- 
cation of Messrs. Gray and Buck, relative to renting the 



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basement of the Lodge building, made their report, which 
was read and adopted, and Bro. C. W. D. Hutchings was 
appointed a Committee to take charge of the building 
during the pleasure of the Grand Lodge. 

The Committee to whom was referred the communica- 
tion oi Messrs. Gray and Buck, relative to renting the 
Basement of the Lodge Building, &c. beg leave to 

REPORT : 

That they have called on the gentlemen and examined 
the premises, and recommend that a Committee of one be 
appointed, to be denominated the Building Committee, to 
act during the pleasure of the Grand Lodge, who shall 
take charge of the Building, attend to any necessary re- 
pairs, and use discretionary powers in renting the same. 
That the above communication be put into his hands , 
with authority to make such arrangements as he may think 
advisable, and for the benefit of this Grand Lodge ; and 
furthermore, that he report annually his proceedings. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

P. W. FANNING, 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS. 

Committee. 

On motion of Bro. Thomas Loring, it was 
Resolved, That a Committee of two be appointed to 
wait on Bro. William A. Harrison, Grand Secretary, and 
request him to appear before the Grand Lodge on to-mor- 
row evening, 6th instant, to answer to certain charges 
brought against him by the Committee on the Grand 
Treasurer's Accounts. 

Bros. Thomas Loring and William T. Bain were ap- 
pointed that Committee. 

The communication of Bro. William W. Cherry, rela- 
tive to the expulsion of Mr. Wilkinson, from Concord 
Lodge No. 58, Tarboro', was referred to a Committee 
consisting of Bros. W. W. Cherry and L. D. Wilson. 



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The Committee appointed at the last Annual Commu- 
nication of the Grand Lodge to enquire into the propriety 
and expediency of empowering her subordinate Lodges 
to center the Past Master's Degree, made their report, 
which was read and adopted. 

The Committee appointed under a Resolution of the 
last Grand Lodge to inquire into the propriety and expe- 
diency of empowering her Subordinate Lodges to confer 
the Past Master's Degree, and report to the Annual Grand 
Communication, have given the subject due considera- 
tion and beg leave to 

REPORT : 

That they can discover no justiiiable grounds upon 
which to recommend the adoption of the measure above 
proposed ; on the contrary, the researches of the Commit- 
tee have only strenghened them in the conclusion to 
which they have arrived. 

The Committee will not tire your patience by enter- 
ing into a labored argument to prove the impropriety and 
inexpediency of the measure proposed, but will content 
themselves by simply stating the grounds of their objec- 
tions which must be evident to every one who has taken 
the higher Degrees of Masonry : — 

1st. It is inexpedient, because it is competent for any 
Past Master, with suitable assistance, to qualify and instal 
the Master elect of any Lodge, who being thus duly in- 
stalled, becomes himself qualified to instal his successor. 
But the power of a Past Master, in conferring the Degree, 
extends not beyond what is here set forth. The Degree 
of Past Master pertains to the Chair alone ; and so far as 
the Blue Lodge is concerned, can only be conferred on 
whoever is regularly elected to that seat. 

2nd. Royal Arch Chapters are recognized as legally 
constituted Masonic bodies, and this Degree is embraced 
within their Charters; to transfer it to the Blue Lodges, 



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would be an unjustifiable infringement of the rights of 
the Chapters, and have a tendency to bring the Lodge 
and Chapter in collision. 

3. The last and strongest ground of objection is the 
fact, that it would be an innovation, as clearly set forth 
in the Articles of Union between the Grand Lodges of 
York and London, which may be lound in Moore's Mag- 
azine, vol. 3j page 271, in the words following : — " Arti- 
cle 2 declares and pronounces, that pure. Ancient Mason- 
ry consists of three Degrees, and no more." This lan- 
guage would seem to be strong and explicit enough to 
settle the question. 

Should it be insisted upon as a matter of expediency, 
it is at best but an Honorary Degree ; and if one such 
Degree might be added, where would be the end of the 
inovations ? Should it even be urged, the practice of other 
Lodges, whether in our own or other countries, it is no 
precedent for us to follow, more especially if it be, as be- 
lieved by your Committee to be, radically wrong. The 
Committee would therefore recommend the adoption of 
the following Resolution : 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge deem it inexpedient 
and improper, if not illegal, to authorize the conferring 
of the Post Master's Degree by the Subordinate Lodges. 

All which is respectfully submitted, 

P. W. FANNING, 
DAVID W. STONE, 
T. LORING, 

Committee. 

Brother Lewis C. Pender, Senior Warden of, and Rep- 
resentative from Concord Lodge, No. 58, Tarboro', being 
compelled to return home, appointed Bro. Joseph S. Pen- 
der a Delegate for said Lodge in his stead, until the Grand 
Lodge shall close its present convocation. 

The Committee consisting of Bros. Wesley Hollister 



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and C. W. D. Hatchings, appointed at the last meeting 
of the Grand Lodge, to consult and advise upon the ex- 
pulsion of Giles Johnson, asked and obtained further time 
to make their report. 

The Grand Lodge was then called from labor to refresh- 
ment until Friday evening 6th Dec. 1844. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. P. T. 



Friday Evenings Dec. 6, 1844. 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 
present: 

P. W. FANNING, G. S. W., in the Chair. 

THOMAS LORING, P. D. G. M. 

J. H. DRAKE, G. S. W. P. T. 

WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T. 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S., P. T. 

FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 

A. S. MOORING, G. J. D. P. T. 

WILLIAM G. HILL, G. S. B. 

J. R. BEAMAN, G. M., P. T. 

THOMAS S. CLARK, G. P. P. T. 

RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 
The Committee on Charters and Dispensations made 
their report which was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Wardens^ 
and Members of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 
The Committee appointed on Charters and Dispensa- 
tions, beg leave to report — that they have had laid before 
them a petition from Bro. James K. Hill, Master of Bel- 
mont Lodge, No. held in the County of Duplin, 

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praying that a Charter may be granted to their Lodge 
which is now working under dispensation. 

Your Committee find that said Lodge has been work- 
ing regular for the last twelve months and seems to be in 
a prosperous condition, having initiated thirteen, passed 
thirteen, and raised eleven during the past year. 

Your Committee therefore recommend that a Charter 
be granted to Belmont Lodge, No held in the county 
of Duplin, and that James K. Hill be appointed Master 
of the same ; Daniel B. Newton, Senior Warden, and 
Samuel R. Ireland, Junior Warden. 

Your Committee further beg leave to report, that they 
have had no further business laid before them, nor do they 
know of any necessary for the action of this Committee, 
and prays that they may be discharged from the same. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

E. G. SPEIGHT, 
ARTHUR S. MOORING, 
C. B. ETHERIDGE, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Grand Lodges and Miscellaneous 
subjects submitted their report ; adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master and 
Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Foreign Communications and Mis- 
cellaneous Subjects to whom were referred the Reports 
from the Grand Lodges of the States of Maine, New 
Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Ma- 
ryland, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennes- 
see, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, the Territories of 
Iowa and Florida, and the Republic of Texas ; the Com- 
munications from the Grand Lodges of Virginia, and 
Pennsylvania, on the subject of the publication of the 
"Trestle-Board," and the Circular from Comp. C. W. 
Moore, of Boston, on the same subject ; th^ Communica- 



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tioii from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, on the " Rep- 
resentative System and the Correspondence between 
the Grand Lodges of New York and Michigan, in rela- 
tion to the irregular revival of the Grand Lodge of the 
latter State, have had the same under their most attentive 
consideration, and beg leave to 

REPORT : 

That the examination of these interesting documents 
have given them the liveliest satisfaction, arising from the 
evidences they display of the prosperity of the Craft 
generally, and the increasing attachment of the Mem- 
bers of the fraternity to the holy and ennobling prin- 
ciples which it enjoins upon them. Wherever these 
principles are most strictly adhered to ; wherever the ob- 
ligations imposed on us by our venerable Order are most 
faithfully discharged, and its spirit exemplified and prac- 
tically carried out in the lives of its professors ; there do 
we find Masonry most flourishing, and the Institution 
most influential. And how can it be otherwise ? It mat- 
ters not how exalted may be the principles which it pro- 
fesses, or how holy the precepts it inculcates, if its Mem- 
bers do not illustrate and enforce them by their acts as 
well as by their professions. The world will always 
judge it by the deportment of its members ; and if they 
be disorderly in their conduct, or dissolute in their habits, 
as soon would they believe that "an evil tree could produce 
good fruit," as that a good Institution would allow such 
unworthy persons to surround its altars and participate in 
its sacred rites. But when the Order practically and 
tangibly displays the good which it accomplishes ; when 
its Members illustrate it by lives of virtuous usefulness ; 
when Brotherly Love, Belief , and Truth are practised^ 
as well as professed ; when universal benevolence prompts 
our actions, and disinterested philanthropy inspiring our 
hearts; when Te?}ipera7ice, Fortitude^ Prudence, and 



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Justice^ are the rules of our practice in all our intercourse 
with our fellow merij then do we furnish the most un- 
answerable argument of the purity of the principles of 
Masonry, and constrain even its revilers to acknowledge 
that such results cannot spring from an impure or unholy 
source. 

Your Committee have seen with regret the rather tart 
and petulant correspondence between the Grand Lodge 
of New York, and a body styling itselt the Grand Lodge 
of Michigan. From a careful examination of the papers 
laid before them, they discover that the Grand Lodge of 
Michigan, in consequence of the storm of Anti-Masonry^ 
which swept over that State in 1829, suspended their la- 
bors " for the time being," as did every subordinate Lodge 
in the State but one, until 1840, when it was revived 
again. But its revival was effected in such a manner 
that it was not recognized as a Grand Lodge by the Grand 
Lodges of Massachusetts, Illinois, Virginia, Alabama, Mis- 
souri, or indeed any Grand Lodge that they can learn but 
those of Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Your Committee con- 
cur in the opinion that the whole proceeding was irregular, 
and they are pleased to learn that that body has been con- 
vinced of its error, and before this time has probably ta- 
ken the proper steps to repair it, and duly constitute her- 
self a Grand Lodge. 

The "Representative system" has met with the appro- 
val of nearly all the Grand Lodges which have taken any 
action in relation to that subject, and your Committee 
would recommend its adoption by your Body. It is at- 
tended by no expense, and by its instrumentality you 
will be kept advised of whatever of interest may occur 
in other Grand Lodges, and also keep up a fraternal cor- 
respondence between those Bodies, as well as an inter- 
change ot friendly offices and greetings. 

By a communication addressed to your Body by the 



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Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, your 
Committee are informed that Bro. Philip T.Schley was 
unanimously recommended to be your Representative 
near the former Body. We cannot but be highly grati- 
fied at this honor conferred on this Body, by the appoint- 
ment of so distinguished a Brother to represent this Body 
in the Grand Lodge of Georgia; and they cordially re- 
commend him to be recognized as such ; and that your 
Secretary be directed to furnish him a description of the 
jewels and regalia used by your Body. Your Commit- 
tee also recommend that you reciprocate the honor con- 
ferred on you by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, by recom- 
mending Bro. Thomas Loring, as their Representative 
near this Body ; and that the Secretary be directed to com- 
municate the same to that Body. 

The Grand Lodge of Mississippi, warmly approves of 
and recommends the suggestion of the appointment of 
a Delegate to visit the English Lodges, where Ancient 
York Masonry probably exists in greater purity than any 
other part of the globe. Your Committee deem it unne- 
cessary to recite the numerous advantages likely to result 
from this mission, or the cogent reasons for instituting it. 
It has their hearty approval, and they know it has yours, 
as the matter was favorably acted on at the last Annual 
Communication of your Body. Bro. John Delafield, Jr. 
of Memphis, Tenn. is recommended by the Grand Lodge 
of Mississippi, as a suitable person to be appointed ; and 
your Committee would take the liberty of recommend- 
ing Comp. C. W. Moore, of Boston, for this appointment. 

The appointment will be made, (if made at all) by the 
Convention which assembles in Virginia in May next ; 
and though we prefer Bro. Moore, yet relying on the 
wisdom and judgement of the Convention, we will cheer- 
fully acquiesce in its decision on this subject. 

It appears from some of the papers laid before your 



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Commiltee, that the execution of the Text-book, ordered to 
be prepared by the Baltimore Convention, and which was 
prepared by Bros. Carnegy and Moore, the majority of 
the Committee appointed iov that purpose, has been re- 
jected by the Grand Lodge of Virginia and Pennsylva- 
nia, and denounced in highly indecorous terms by Bro. 
Dove, the President of that Convention. Your Commit- 
tee deem it unnecessary to go into a discussion of the me- 
rits and demerits of this work — the "Trestle-Board." — 
It is, like all other human productions, not perfect ; yet, 
in the opinion of your Committee it is decidedly superior 
to any work known to them for the illustration and ex- 
planation of the first Three Degrees of Masonry. It has 
received the sanction and approval of your Body; and 
your Committee regret that Bro. Dove and the Grand 
Lodges of Virginia and Pennsylvania, did not await, be- 
fore denouncing it in such acrimonious terms, the assem- 
bling of the Convention at Winchester, where its alleged 
errors and defects might have been pointed out and rec- 
tified. 

Your Committee do not assume to have given an ab- 
stract of the interesting and valuable matter contained in the 
important papers laid before them. To have given even a 
brief synopsis of their contents would have occupied a grea- 
ter time than their other engagements, or the limited period 
they have had for digesting and preparing their Report 
allowed. They regret this the more, because they would 
like much to see the information contained in those pa- 
pers, disseminated generally among the fraternity, and 
that part of it, especially, which is under the jurisdiction 
of your Body. And they would further like that the 
suggestions thrown out in them might be thought over, 
scrutinized and digested, so that at your next annual 
communication, you might derive all the aid which re- 
tiection on these subjects might have called forth. Yet. 



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though they cannot condense into this hasty and imper- 
fect Report, all the valuable information contained in 
those pages, they deem it of too much importance to be 
lost ; and therefore recommend that all the Reports from 
sister Grand Lodges, received since your last annual com- 
munication, be bound and preserved for the use of your 
Body. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS S. CLARK, 
JOHN. H. DRAKE, Jr. 
P. W. FANNING, 

Committee. 

Raleigh, 6th Dec, A. L. 5844. 

The Committee on Subordinate Lodges and Dues 
from the same, made the following Report — concurred in : 

The Committee on Returns and Communications from 
Subordinate Lodges, beg leave to Report, that the follow- 
ing Lodges have made their Returns and paid their dues 



to this Annual Communication : 

Saint John's Lodge, No. 1, Wilmington, 1844, $10 

Concord Lodge, No. 58, Tarboro', 1844, 10 

Saint John's Lodge, No. 96, Kinston, 1844, 10 

Wake Forest, No. 97. Wake, 1844, 10 

Morning Star, No. 85, Nashville, 1844, 10 

Skewarkee, No. 90, Williamston, 1844, 10 

Perquimons, No. 106, Hertford, 1844, 10 

Hall Lodge, No. 53, Currituck, 1843-'4, 20 

Perseverance, No. 59, Plymouth, 1844, 10 

Widow's Son, No. 75, Camden, 1844, 10 

Joseph Warren, No. 92, Stantonsburg, 1844, 10 

Star in the East, No. 103, Elizabeth City, 1843-'4, 20 
American George, No. 17, Murh'esboro', 1838-'39-'40 

'41-'42-'43, 60 

Hiram, No. 98, Clinton, 1844, 10 

Belmont, (by Dispensation,) Duplin, 1844, 10 



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King Solomon's, No. 56, Northampton, ;i841-'42-'43, 30 
Hiram, No. 49, Raleigh, 1843, 10 
Sharon, No. 78, Greenville, part of 1840, the whole 

of 1841-'42-'43-'44, ' 48 

Phalanx, No. 31, Charlotte, 1844, 10 
Eagle, No. 71, Hillsboro' 1844, 10 
Fellowship, No. 84, Smithfield, 1844, 10 
Unanimity, No. 54, Edenton, returns, but no dues paid. 
Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, Fayetteville, returns, but no 

dues paid. 

Clinton Lodge, No. 107, Yanceyville, returns made 

and dues for 1843 and 1844 paid, 20 

Davie Lodge, No 39, Bertie, returns made, but no dues 
paid, 

Greensboro' Lodge, No. 76, Guilford, for 1843-'44, 20 
Columbus Lodge, No. 192, Pittsborough, returns made 
only." 




The whole amount paid by the above Lodges is 
378 dollars, leaving a large balance due from some 
25 Lodges which were not represented. The Committee 
recommend that some suitable person be appointed agent 
for the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 
to take charge of the lot and such other property as for- 
merly belonged to Jerusalem Lodge, in the County of 
Carteret, and sell it to the best advantage, and account to 
this Grand Lodge for the same. 

The Committee farther recommend in regard to Wi- 
dow's Son Lodge, No. 75, that it should become stationary 
at some named place, according to the Constitution of this 
Grand Lodge. 

The Committee recommend, that the Grand Secretary 
furnish Perseverance Lodge, No. 59, Plymouth, with the 
copies of the proceedings of the Grand Lodge for the 



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years of 1812-'13-16-»17-'18-'32 and '36, and also 
give the necessary information in regard to the resolutions 
referred to in the communication from that Lodge. 

The Committee think that the Subordinate Lodges 
should remember that it is not in accordance with the 
Constitution of the Grand Lodge to appoint eii! er of the 
Principal Grand Officers, delegates to the Grand Lodge, 
and that the Grand Secretary furnish each of the Subor- 
dinate Lodges with a copy of the laws of the Grand 
Lodge. And we would farther recommend, that three 
copies of the proceedings of the present Communication 
be transmitted by the Grand Secretary to each Subordi- 
nate Lodge working under the jurisdiction ot this Grand 
Lodge. 

The Committee recommend, that if any of the Subor- 
dinate Lodges shall make their returns and pay their 
dues, after the close of their Report, that the Grand Sec* 
retary will make all necessary corrections. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

LOUIS C. PENDER, 
JOHN R. THOMAS, 
G. H. CAIN, 

Committee, 

The Committee on the Chanty School made a Report, 
which was adopted : 

The Committee on Charity Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred that portion of the Grand Master's Communication 
relative to the establishment of a Charity School, beg to 

REPORT : 

That in the absence of any communication, regarding 
his success, from the agent appointed by the Standing 
Committee on Schools ; and for the want of such other 
information as would enable the Commutee to recommend 
the adoption of any measure calculated to ensure the suc- 
cess of the benevolent object in view, they would respectful- 



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ly submit the following resolution, and ask to be discharged: 
Resolved, That the School Committee heretofore ap- 
pointed be continued, using their best exertions to obtain 
subscriptions and donations in behalf of the proposed 
Seminary of Learning, and report their proceedings to 
the next Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge. 
Respecttully submitted, 

P. W. FANNING, 
THOMAS S. CLARKE, 
T. LORING, 

Committee. 

Raleigh, 6th Dec, A. L. 5844. 

The Committee on Accounts and Claims against the 
Grand Lodge, asked and obtained farther time to make 
their report. 

The Committee appointed to wait on W. A. Harrison 
made their Report, which was accepted, as follows : 

Raleigh, Dec. 6, 1844. 
To the Worshipful Grand Master^ and Members of 
the Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee appointed to wait on brother Harrison, 
to desire his attendance at this Grand Lodge, to explain 
certain matters relative to the discharge of his duties as 
Secretary of this Grand Lodge, referred to in the Report 
of the Committee on Grand Treasurer's Accounts, beg 
leave to Report, that they have performed that duty, and 
that Brother Harrison promised to attend on Monday 
evenmg next, being prevented by other engagements 
from sooner attending to the call of this Grand Lodge. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. LORING, 
WM. T. BAIN, 
Committee. 

On motion of Bro. Clarke, it was 

Resolved^ That the Grand Lodge proceed on to-mor- 



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row evening, 7th instant, to elect its officers for the ensu- 
ing year. 

The Grand Lodge then called off until Saturday even- 
ing, 7th instant, at half past six o'clock. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. P. T. 



Saturday Evenings Dec, 7, 1844. 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. JOHN H. WHEELER, G. M. 

THOMAS LORING, P. D. G. M. 
P. W. FANNING, G. S. W. 
WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S., P. T. 
FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 
A. S. MOORING, G. J. D. P. T. 
WILLIAM G. HILL, G. S. B. 
WESLEY WHITAKER, G. M., P. T. 
THOMAS S. CLARKE, G. P. P. T. 
RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

King Solomon's, Lodge, No. 56, Northampton— -Bro. 
John B. Odom. 

Hiram Lodge, No. 40, Raleigh— Bros. W. G. Hill and 
C. W. D. Hutchings. 

Morning Star, No. 85, Nashville-— Bro. JohnH. Drake. 

Skewarkee, No. 90, Williamston— A. S. Mooring. 

Saint John's Lodge, No. 96, KinstoL --Thos. S. Clarke. 



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Hiram, No. 98, Clinton— J. R. Beaman. 
On motion of Bro. Thomas S. Clarke, it was 
Resolved J That that clause of the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Subordinate Lodges which relates to the Char- 
ity School be stricken out, in as much as it conflicts with 
the Report of the School Committee subsequently sub- 
mitted and adopted. 

On motion, Brother A. S. Mooring had leave of absence 
from and after this evening. 

The Committee appointed at the last Communication 
oi this Grand Lodge, for the purpose of raising funds for 
the establishment of a School for the Education of the 
orphans of deceased, and children of indigent Masons 
and others, submitted their Report, which was read and 
adopted : 

To the Worshipful Grand Master and Members of 
the Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 
The Committee appointed at the last Communication 
of this Grand Lodge, for the purpose of raising funds for 
the establishment of a School for the Education of the 
orphans of deceased, and children of indigent Masons, 
and others, beg leave to 

REPORT : 

Immediately after the adjournment of the Lodge, Bro. 
Langdon was appointed agent for obtaining subscriptions. 
We are sorry to learn, that he has made but little pro- 
gress. Excepting a successful application to Hiram Lodge, 
No. 98, at Clinton, Sampson County, of the extent of 
which the Delegate from that Lodge will probably give 
information, nothing has been done by the Agent, owit)g 
to his sickness, and subsequently his duties as Bible A^ent. 
A thousand copies of an Appeal to the Lodge and the 
community generally, were printed and circulated by the 



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Agent, with what farther result, time alone cnn deter- 
mine. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
T. LORING, 
THOS. J. LEMAY, 
WESLEY HOLLISTER, 

Committee. 

Raleigh, Dec. 7, 1844. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. John H. 
Wheeler, having declined a re-election, on motion of Bro. 
Thomas Loring, the Grand Lodge proceeded to the elec- 
tion of Officers for the ensuing year. Whereupon the 
following Brethren were duly elected : 

Bro. p. W. FANNING, M. W. Grand Master, 

THOMAS S. CLARKE, Grand Sr. Warden. 
A. S. MOORING, Grand Jun. Warden. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, Grand Treasurer. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, Grand Secretary. 
Brother Thomas S. Clarke, submitted the following 
Resolution which was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved^ that the thanks of the Grand Lodge be ten- 
dered to the Grand Master, Bro. John H. Wheeler, and 
the other Grand Officers for the faithful discharge of their 
duties during their term of office. 

On motion of Brother Thomas S. Clarke, it was 
Resolved, That from and after this Communication, 
there shall, annually, be appointed a Committee, consist- 
ing of two members, whose duty it shall be to examine 
the Records of the Grand Lodge, and see that its proceed- 
* ings have been faithfully recorded by the Grand Secreta- 
ry. And 

Resolved further, That the Grand Treasurer shall 
not be authorized to pay over to the Grand Secretary any 
appropriation which the Grand Lodge may have made, 
as compensation to him for discharging^ the duties of his 



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office, until he shall have produced the certificate of said 
committee, that said duties were duly and truly perform- 
ed. Brothers Thomas Loring, and W. Hollister were 
appointed the Committee. 
On motion, it was 

Resolvedf That the Resolution, submitted at the last 
Communication of this Grand Lodge, by the Committee, 
on Grand Treasurer's Accounts, relative to his receiving 
and receipting for all dues, &,c. be, and the same is hereby 
rescinded. 

The Grand Lodge then called off until Monday even- 
ing next, the 9th instant, at half after six o'clock. 

WILLIAM T. BAIN, G. T., P. T. 



Monday Evenings December 9, 1844. 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT : 

Bro. DAVID W. STONE, P. G. M., in the Chair. 
D. L. CRENSHAW, P. G. M., 
THOMAS LORING, P. D. G. M., 
P. W. FANNING, G. S. W., 
WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T., 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S., 
FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 
GEORGE H. CAIN, G. J. D. 
RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 

MEMBERS : 

Brothers Thomas S. Clarke, Beaman and Speight. 

VISITORS : 

Brothers Whitaker, Pescud and Pratt. 



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The Committee on Accounts and Claims against the 
Crand Lodge, submitted the following Report, which was 
adopted : 

The Committee to whom was referred Accounts and 
Claims against the Grand Lod^e, 

REPORT 

That they have had the same under consideration, and 
the following are all the accounts or claims which have 
been submitted to them, viz : 

Thomas Loring's account for printing, $124 12 

Russell (fc Eskridge « for oil cloth, 1 30 

Turner & Hughes " for repairing Ma- 
sonic Chart, 1 00 
O. L. Cleveland, for hirge frame for Charter, 6 00 

Amounting in all to $132 42 

which they believe to be just and correct, and they re- 
commend that they be paid. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID W. STONE, 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS. 

December 10th, 1844. 

Brother Thomas Loring submitted the following Res- 
olutions, which were adopted unanimously : 

Resolved, That Bro. David W. StonO; be appointed to 
ascertain the amount due the Grand Lodge from the late 
Grand Secretary, and to collect the same in his profes- 
sional capacity, if necessary, and that Bro. Stone also 
take steps to obtain the Record Book of the Grand Lodge 
from the said Secretary, if it cannot be otherwise obtained. 

Resolved, That the salary appropriated to the late 
Grand Secretary for the present year, be paid to the pre- 
sent Grand Secretary, so soon as the Records of the Lodge 
are written up, as a compensation therefor, and should 
this be insufficient, the present Grand Secretary will pre- 



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sent the additional claim at the next Annual Communi- 
cation of this Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Lodge, on motion of Brothor Thomas Lo- 
ring, proceeded to the installation of the Officers elect, 
when the lollowing Brethren were duly installed, by Bro. 
D. W. Stone, Past Grand Master : 

Bro. P. W. FANNING, Grand Master. 
THOS. S. CLARKE, Gr. Sr. Warden. 
Bro. WILLIE W. JOHNSON, installed as proxy for 
A. S. MOORING, Gr. Sr. Warden. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, Gr. Treas. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, Gr. Secretary. 
The M. W. Grand Master then made the following ap- 
pointments for the ensuing year : 

Bro. D. W. STONE, of Raleigh, Dep. Grand Master. 
Grand Chaplains. 
Rev. Bros. W. M. GREEN, of Chapel Hill. 
T. J. LEMAY, Raleigh. 
A. PAUL REPITON, Wilmington. 
JACOB FREIZE, New Hanover. 

GRAND LECTURERS. 

1st. District,' Bro. R. C. BORLAND, of Hertford. 
2d. " « JNO.S. HAWKS, Washington. 
3d. « " J.H.DRAKE, Nash. 
4th. « « H.K.NASH, Orange. 
5th. " « ISAAC NORTHROP, Wilmington. 
6th. " " I. W. Osborne, Charlotte. 
7th. « " W.W.JOHNSON, Raleigh. 
Bro. F. H. REEDER, of Raleigh, Gr. Sen. Deacon. 

GEO. H. CAIN, of Raleigh, Gr. Jun. Deacon. 

J. R. BEAM AN, of Sampson, Gr. Sword Bearer. 

EDWIN G. SPEIGHT, StantnnsburgGr. Marshall. 

WESLK.Y HOLLISTER, of Raleigh, G. P. 

RICHARD W. ASHTON, Grand Tyler. 
Bro. David W. Stone presented to the Grand Lodge, a 



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tetter from Bro. James V. Reed, of Hertford, Perquim- 
ons County, North Carolina, complaining of ill-treatment 
by the Lodge at Hertford. As no other information was 
before the Grand Lodge, and this application was rather 
too indefinite to authorize any action now on the part of 
the Grand Lodge : 

It was, on motion, laid over to the next Annual Com- 
munication, when brother Reed can, if he desires it, bring 
the matter more fully before the Grand Lodge, if the dif- 
ficulties should not have been amicably adjusted before 
that time. 

On motion, the following Resolution, laid over from 
last Annual Communication, was taken up and adopted: 

Resolved^ That the M. W. Grand Master be requested 
to appoint a General Grand Lecturer, suitably qualified 
for the station, whose duty it shall be to attend the Grand 
Lodge when in session — to perfect himself in the Lec- 
tures as recommended by the National Convention — to 
co-operate with the other Grand Lecturers, and to visit 
any Subordinate Lodge requiring his service, provided 
such Lodge afford him reasonable compensation. 

The Grand Lodge then called off until Tuesday even- 
ing 10th December, 1844. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. P. T. 



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Tuesday Evenings Dec, lO, 1844t 
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT : 

Bro. P. W. FANNING, Grand Master. 
DAVID W. STONE, P. G. M. 
THOMAS S. CLARKE, G. S. W. 
WILLIE W. JOHNSON, G. J. W. P. T. 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. T. 
WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. 
FRANCIS H. REEDER, G. S. D. 
THOMAS LORING, G. J. D., P. T. 

HELLEN, Grand Marshall. 
CHURCHILL PERKINS, G. P. 

G. S. B. 

RICHARD W. ASHTON, G. T. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

Sharon Lodge, No. 78, Greenville — Bro. C. Perkins. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wilmington— D. W. Stone. 

Hiram Lodge, No. 40, Raleigh— C. W. D. Hutchings. 

Perseverance, No. 59, Plymouth — D. W. Stone. 

Widow's Son, No. 75, Camden— D. W. Stone. 

Saint John's Lodge, No. 96, Kinston — Thos. S. Clarke. 

Brother David W. Stone moved that so much of the 
report of the Committee on Subordinate Lodges as con- 
flicts with a Resolution laid over at the last Grand Lodge 
relative to the appointment of a Grand Lecturer, be strick- 
en out. Said motion was adopted. 

Brother David W. Stone submitted the following Pre- 
amble and Resolution, which were adopted : 

Whereas, William A. Harrison, the late Grand Secreta- 
ry of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, in pertina- 
ciously refusino^ to obey the summons of the Grand 
Lodge, to appear before them and answer for his delin- 
quencies, in receiving moneys due and belonging to the 
Grand Lodge, by virtue of his office of Grand Secret ary, 



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and neglecting to pay the same over to the Grand Trea- 
surer, as he is bound in good faith and common honesty 
to do, and vvlien called on to settle neglecting and refu- 
sing so to do, but retaining the moneys so received, and 
converting the same improperly to his own private use 
and advantage, has acted in utter derogation of, and 
wholly unbecoming the character of a Mason. 

Be it therefore resolved^ That the said William A. 
Harrison be, and he is hereby required to be and ap- 
pear before the next Annual Communication of this 
Grand Lodge, to shew cause why he shall not be expell- 
ed from all the rights and privileges of Masonry, and that 
the Grand Secretary furnish him with a written copy of 
this Preamble and Resolution, which shall be notice to 
him to attend at that time. 

The following Preamble and Resolution were present- 
ed by Bro. Thomas S. Clarke, and adopted : 

Whereas, by a dereliction of duty on the part of our 
late Grand Secretary, the printed Minutes of the pro- 
ceedings of the last Grand Communication, were so loose- 
ly made up, as in many instances to be hardly intelligi- 
ble, and in others, not reflecting the true action of the 
Grand Lodge : 

Therefore he it resolved^ That the several Resolutions 
contained in the printed Minutes of the Annual Commu- 
nication of 1843, upon which there would seem to have 
been no definite action, viz : the firsts second and third, 
on page 49, the first and fourth^ page 59, be considered 
as having been adopted. 

The following accounts were presented, after the ad- 
journment of the Grand Lodge, and ordered to be paid by 
the Grand Master : 

Account in favor of G. W. G. Grimme, for $11 85 
" " Turner & Hughes, 1 50 



$13 35 



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Past Grand Master, Bro. John H. Wheeler stated, ilmt 
as directed by a Resolution oi the last Grand Lodge, he 
had procured nine Trestle Boards, which he had deposit- 
ed with the Grand Secretary. 

The following Subordinate Lodges made their returns 
and paid their dues, after the adjournment of the Grand 
Lodge : 

Phalanx Lodge, No. 31, Charlotte — Bro. "William Da- 
vidson. 

Eagle Lodge, No. 71, Hillsboro'— William Nelson. 

Fellowship, No. 84, Smithfield— Bros. W. H. Moring, 
Duncan McPherson, and Julius A. Stevens. 

Unanimity, No. 54, Edenton — Bro. Jas. Ireland and 
Edmund B. Freeman. No dues paid. 

Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, Fayetteville— Bro. T. N. Cam- 
eron. No dues paid. 

Clinton Lodge, No, 107, Yanceyville — Returns made 
and dues paid, but no representation. 

Davie Lodge, No. 39, Bertie — W. W. Cherry. Returns 
made but no dues paid. 

Greensboro' Lodge, No. 76, Guilford — Bro. A. C. Lind- 
say. 

Columbus Lodge, No. 102, Pittsboro' — Returns made. 

The Committee to whom was referred the expulsion of 
Giles Johnson, have had the same under consideration, 
and recommend that his case be referred back to Morning 
Star Lodge, No. 85, Nashville, from which he was ex- 
pelled, and beg to be discharged from the further consid- 
eration of the subject. 

All the business being finished, the Grand Lodge ad- 
journed to meet again on the first Monday in December, 
1845, being the first day of the month. 

WILLIAM THOS. BAIN, G. S. 



RETURNS. 



^tate of the lodges working under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
lodge of North Carolina, which have made Returns at the pre- 
sent Communication: 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 1, "WILMINGTON. 
OFFICERS. 



S. D. Wallace, 


Master. 


Jno. S. James, 


S. Warden. 


R. G. Rankin, 


J. Warden. 


W. A. Burr, 


Secretary. 


B. Baxter, 


Treasurer. 


A. Martin, 


S. Deacon. 


E. V. Kelly, 


J. Deacon. 


J. T. Morris, 


Tyler. 


S. E. Langdon, 






MEMBERS : 


Isaac Northrop, 


Owen Holmes, 


E. Dickinson, 


W. A. Walker, 


A. J. Mott, 


Isaac B. Smith, 


John Smith, 


Benj. G. Bates, 


Owen Fennell, 


James T. Miller. 


John Walker, 


J. M. Foy, 


Jno. T. Russ, 


A. J. King, 


Thos. Marshall, 


A. P. Repiton, 


John D. Powers, 


S. N. Cameron, 


Thos. W. Brown, 


Robt. B. Wood, 


Jno. McAuslin, 


T. F. Peck, 


S. A. Laspeyre, 


W. D. Smitti, 


Jarvis Marble, 


Sol. Teller, 


J. H. Millmore, 


J. L. Corbett, 


Miles Costin; 


Charles Henry. 



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Thos. D. Meares, 
Thos. H. Howry, 
John Maxwell, 
Wm. Robitzeh, 
H. T. Costin, 
Kobt. Maxwell, 
Thos. Cowan, 
P. W. Fanning, 
Admitted 9, Initiated 
drawn 4. 



John H. Ennett, 
M. D. Mott, 
John A. Taylor, 
J. D. Moore, 
J. A. Thomas, 
G. S. Gillespie, 
T. Burr, Jr. 

7, Passed 6, Raised 6, With^ 



PHCENIX LODGE, NO. 8, FAYETTEVILLE. 
OFFICERS. 

W. Master, 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John A. McLauchlin, 
Alex. Murchison, 
A. S. McNeill, 
W. Draughon, 
M. V. Jones, 
VV. J. Anderson, 
John A. Rowland, 
Jacob Lundheimer. 



T. L. Hybart, 
H. McLean, 
J. Arey, 
J. S. Raboteau, 
J. H. Toomer, 
W. Warden, 
A. M. Campbell, 
J. B. Walton, 

H. Erambert, 
John McRea, 
Daniel Baker, 
P. Dailey, 
J. R. Martin, 
E. L. Winslow, 
Wm. Mitchell, 
Wm. Hatchell, 
Initiated 1. 



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AMERICAN GEORGE, N0»17, MURFREESBOROUGH. 
OFFICERS. 



L. M. Cowper, 


Master. 


Sam'l. Polkinham, 


S. Warden. 


Alfred W. Moore, 


J. Warden. 


Jos. G. Cowper, 


Secretary. 


Andrew Vinson, 


Treasurer. 


R. C. Borland, 


S. Deacon. 


Alex. Brett, 


J. Deacon. 


James J. Banks, 


Tyler. 




MEMBERS. 


Samuel Moore, 


Pleasant Jordan, 


A. W. Moore, 


James L. Grimes, 


Albert Moore, 


George Spiers, 


Brilton Moore, 


Benj. Beal, 


A. W. Darden, 


Wm. Broone, 


Samuel A. Darden. 


, K. Rayner, 


Jethro W. Darden, 


John Williams, 


Charles Vann, 


Jos. F. Liles. 


James Maget, 





Died 1. 



PHALANX LODGE, NO. 31, CHARLOTTE. 
OFFICERS. 



Thomas Trotter, 
Joshua Trotter, 
Charles E. Moss, 
John R. Bolton, 
Alex. Graham, 
Wm. H. Speck, 
Alex. Bethune, 
Charles Overman, 
Alex. Springs, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Steward. 
Tyler, P. T. 



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MEMBERS. 



Thomas Trotter, 
John H. Wheeler, 
F. M. Ross, 
Samuel Taylor, 
Henry G. Owens, 

Wm. W. Elms, 
Wm. Hunter, 
Nat. W. Alexander, 
Wm. Davidson, 
Alex. Springs, 
Joshua Trotter, 
Charles Overman, 
Moses W. Alexander. 
Alex. Bethune, 
Wm. Knox, 
John Knox, 
Adam Scyler, 
Robert Shaw, 
Charles E. Moss, 
John R. Bolton, 
James W. Osborne, 
Robt. H. Braley, 
Robt. F. Davidson, 
John K. Harrison, 
Alex. Graham, 



Rev. M. A. McKibbon^ 
Robert Stewart, 
Wm. B. Withers, 
Robert Knox, 
Rev. Wm. Crook, 

D. Hearne, 
John D. Simeral, 
F. R. Hughes, 
C. C. Mason, 
John H. Grier, 
John M. Potts, 
Daniel Colema?!, 
R. S. Young, 
Robert A. Ross, 
William H. Speck, 
James H. Harris, 
Joseph W. Hampton, 
Henry N. Knox, 
James Smith, 
Samuel N. Weddington, 
Daniel Asberry, 
Daniel M. Walker, 
Thomas Harris, 
Wm. F. Strange, Hon. 
J. M. Happoldt. 



Initiated 6, Passed 6, Raised 4, Withdrawn 4, Died 1< 



DAVIE LODGE, NO. 39, BERTIE. 
OFFICERS. 

Moore Rawles, W. Master. 

George .T. Shoulars, S. Warden. 



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Levin Spivey, 
William Hodges, 
William A. Worley, 
Elisha Bryant, 
John H. Powell, 
James Rutland, 



J. Warden. 

Treasurer. 

Secretary. 

S. Deacon. 

J. Deacon. 

Steward and Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 



Jordan J. Horton, 
Calvin C. Tyler, 
Henry Harrell, Sr. 
Dr. G. C. Moore, 
Abner J. Perry, 
Abner Andrews, 
William H. Tarpley, 
John P. Harrell, 
Died 1. 



Jesse Brewer, 
Starke B. Smith, 
Dr. Lewis M. Jiggetts, 
Elijah Futrel, 
Aquila Hyman, 
Samuel W. Simmons, 
Benton K. Moore, F. C. 



HIRAM LODGE, NO. 40, RALEIGH. 
OFFICERS. 

Henry W. Miller, Master. 

C. W. D. Hutchings, S. Warden. 

William G. Hill, J. Warden. 

William Thos. Bain, Secretary. 

C. Grimme, Treasurer. 

Joseph Waltering, S. Deacon. 

Wesley Whitaker, J. Deacon. 

Richard W. Ashton, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

William J. Lougee, John Murphy, 
William L. Fowler, William H. Hood, 
Joseph T. Hunter, Geo. W. Scarborougfi, 
Benjamin F. Jordan, James Edwards, 
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Wesley Hollister, 
Thomas R. Fentress, 
Thompson White, 
Silas Burns, 
William N. Shauck, 



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Willie W. Johnstons- 
Daniel Murray, 
Daniel B. Griffin, 
George H, Cain. 



HALL LODGE, NO. 53, INDIAN TOWN. 
OFFICERS. 

W. Master. 



G. C. Marchant, 
Alfred Perkins, 
John Humphries, 
Isaac IN. Baxter, 
Edm'd. L. Dozier, 
Wm. McBride, 
Israel Fanshaw, 
John H. Mitchell, 
G. C. Marchant, 



G. C. Marchant, 
Alfred Perkins, 
Israel Fanshaw, 
John Humphries, 
Davis B. Moore, 
Edmund L. Dozier, 
Sam'l. Ferebee, 
Caleb Etheridge, 
Caleb J. Etheridge, 
Thos. Bell, 
Jno. B. Lindsay, 
Arthur Gregory, 
Wm. F. Baxter, 



S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Tyler. 
Steward. 

MEMBERS. 

Jabez Jennet, 
Sam'l. W. Ferebee, 
Jno. Cox, 
Hollo. Williams, 
Jonn N. Wilson, 
John Fanshaw, 
Grandy Barnard, 
Solomon Ashber, 
Wm. McBride, 
Isaac N. Baxter, 
Joshua Baxter, 
Ambrose Dozier, 
John H. Mitchell. 



Jno. Forbes, 

Initiated 1, Passed 1, Raised 1,. Withdrawn I3 Rejected 1. 



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UNANIMITY LODGE, NO. 54, EDENTON. 
OFFICERS. 

Samuel T. Sawyer, Worshipful Past Master. 
Wm. D. Rascoe, Worshipful Past Master, 

John Thompson, W. Master. 
Alex. Cheshire, S. Warden. 

Burton W. Hathaway, J. Warden. 
Thomas W. Hudgins, Treasurer. 
Thomas G. Haughton, Secretary. 
W. P. M., T. V. Hathaway, S. Deacon and Chaplain. 
Daniel V. Etheridge, J. Deacon. 
Benj. A. Hmes, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Nat'l. Bond, Benj. Bateman, 

Duncan McDonald, William Deans, 

Richard S. Halsey, John Bush, 

Thomas M. Carter, William R. Skinner, 

Chas. W. Mixson, James L. Roberts, 

James Stewart, JR,obert R. Felton, 

William McNider, Henry A. Gilliam, 

Alex. Spence, James R. Lemitt, 

Thos. Cochrain, Bartiemus Nixon, 

Thos. Cochrain, Jr. William Matthias, 

S. R. Oliveira, Casper W. Morcom. 
Justin Martindale, 

Admitted 1; Initiated 4, Passed 3, Raised 2, Rejected 2, 
Died 1. 



KING SOLOMON'S LODGE, NO 56, JACKSON. 
OFFICERS. 

John B. Odom, Master. 
James S. Fly the, S. Warden. 

William B. Turner, J. Warden. 



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Nathan J. Crocker, Treasurer. 

Hezekiah Lassiter, Secretary. 

Samuel Calvert, S. Deacon. 

Madison Dupree, J. Deacon. 

William N. Green, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Samuel B. Spruill, Benoni Park 
William S. Bilbro, 
George R. Pierce, 
Wilson Earley, 
John J. Rea, 
John L. Andrews, 
Peter Norwood, 



George R. Jordan, 
Britton P. Sikes, 
William Barrow, 
James Martin, 
James W. Newsom, 
Thomas L. Carter, 
Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 3, Died 2. 



John T. Wheeler, 
Henry T. Deloatch, 
Thomas Hughes, 
Ballard Moore, 
Hillery Davis, 
Benj. D. Harriss, 
Robert Burns, 
Jesse Flythe, 
EldridgeA. Madderra^ 
James R. Barkley, 
Richard W. Taylor. 



CONCORD LODGE, NO. 58, TARBORO.' 
OFFICERS. 



Lewis Bond, 


W. Master. 


Louis C. Pender, 


S. Warden. 


Arthur K. Barlow, 


J. Warden. 


Solomon Pender, 


Treasurer. 


Lorenzo D. Bell, 


Secretary. 


R. H. Pender, 


S. Deacon. 


Chas. Mabry, 


J. Deacon. 




Steward. 


William Penderj 


Tyler. 



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MEMBERS. 



Benjamin Batts, 
Josiah L. Horme, 
Wm. D. Mercer, 
Wm. Norfleet, 
Waldon S. Hunter, 
Kenneth Thigpin, 
John Knight, Jr 
Henry Faxhall, 
John Knight, Sr. 
Fred. D. Little, 
WilUam Biggs, 
Noah Leggitt, 
Britton Harrell 
Robt. H. Pender, 
Im G. EHis, 
Jos. J. B. Pender, 
Wm. A. Pope, 
Elisha Cromwell, 
Daniel Parish, 
Solomon Pender, Jr. 
Admitted 2, Initiated 7, 
drawn 2. 



Jesse M. Harsey, 

Simmons B. Staton, 

Wm. S. Baker, 

James George, 

Timothy W. Ward, 

Wm. D. Thorn, 

Wm. H. Hines, 

Henry King, 

David G. Baker, 

James Mahagan, 

Wm. Harsell, 

Richard D. Addington, 

Eli Parker, 

Jo. S. Pender, 

Jas. Pender, Sr. 

Wm. D. Petway, 

Phesanton S. Sugg, 

Benj. M. Jackson, 

John P. Stewart, 

Samuel Hyman. 

Passed 7, Raised 5, WitU- 



PERSEVERANCE LODGE, NO. 59, PLYMOUTH. 
OFFICERS. 



Thomas E. Pender, 
Franklin F. Fagan, 
Elijah H. Willis, 
Lemuel Douglass, 
Joseph Ramsey, 
Willoughby Ballance, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 



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Thomas P. Ricaud, 
John McC. Boyle, 
Thomas S. Chase, 
Joseph B. Griffin, 
Isaac Kelly, 



J. Deacon. 
S. Steward. 
J. Steward. 
J. Guard. 
Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 

Thomas E. Pender, Joseph B. Griffin, 



Joseph Ramsey, 
John McC. Boyle, 
Franklin F. Fagan, 
Elijah H. Willis, 
Lemuel Douglass, 
Willoughby Ballance, 
Thomas P. Kicaud, 
Thomas S. Chase, 



Isaac Kelly, 
Samuel T. Gaylard, 
Hardy Harrison, 
Daniel Wicks, 
James Weigh man^ 
James Best, 
William E. Freeman, 
Leonard Harrison. 



Initiated 2, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 2, Died 1. 



EAGLE LODGE, NO. 71, HILLSBORO' 



OFFICERS. 



Pride Jones, 
Charles S. Warren, 
James M. Palmer, 
Allen Parks, 
Daniel D. Phillips, 
Charles L. Cooley, 
Richard H. Lee, 
John Dooley, 
Henry R. Boshamer. 
Robert F. Pleasants, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 

Stewards. 

Tyler. 



John Berrv, 



MEMBERS. 

Dennes Heartt, 



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William Horton, Leo E. Hearttj 
Solomon Allen, 
Ben. C. Cook, 
John Jones, 
William C. Christmas 
Samuel B. Holden, 
Thomas Clancey, 
John Cameron, 
Joseph Holt, 
John J. Freeland, 
Edward G. Read, 
Arch'd. Borland, 
James S. Smith, 
James S. Leathers, 
William Nelson, 
Henry K. Nash, 
EU Watson, 
Robert Lassiter, 
Edward A. Heartt, 
William T. Shields, 
Burhus Cheek, 
Leroy 0. Johnston, 

OFFICERS ELECTED FOfl 1845. 



Frederick K. Nashj 
Wagstaff Mainard, 
James Turner, 
John B. McMullen, 
John P. Richardson,- 
Jesse K. Cole, 
Stephen Moore, 
George Piper, 
Sam'l. Piper, 
William Piper, 
Samuel E. Bracken, 
Calven H. Wiley, 
Willam M. Green, 
Moses Leathers, 
John T. Dodson, 
Andrew C. Murdock, 
Henry Y. Webb, 
James S. Watson, 
John Culbreth, 
George Laws. 



Pride Jones, 
Charles S. Warren, 
James M. Palmer, 
Allen Parks, 
D. D. Phillips, 
James Parks, 
Henry R. Boshammer, 
Robert F. Pleasants, 
Charles L. Cooley, 
Henry Richeard, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Tyler. 
S. Steward. 
J. Steward. 



Admitted 2, Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 3, Died 1. 



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WIDQ-W'S SON LODGE, NO. 75, CAMDEN. 
OFFICERS. 



G. L. Lamb, 


W. Master. 


D. B. Morrissett, 


S. Warden. 


W. Forbes, Jr. 


J. Warden. 


S. W. Sawyer, 


Treasurer, 


W. P. Forbes, 


Secretary, 


W. G. Wilson, 


S. Deacon. 


J. S. Gregory, 


J. Deacon. 


W. Wright, 


Tyler. 


Peter Seymour, 


Steward. 


MEMBERS. 


Peter Seymour, 


Dempsey Cox, 


James M. Gregory, 


W. H. Deford, 


Major P. Gregory, 


Nathaniel Perkins, 


Samuel Aydlott, 


Walter R. Forbes, 


Wm. M. Lamb, 


Wilson Harrison, 


James L. Dozier, 


Samuel Tillett. 



Admitted 1, Passed 2, Raised 3, Withdrawn 6, Died 2, 



GREENSBOROUGH LODGE, NO. 76, GUILFORD. 
OFFICERS. 

William Gott, Master. 

John M. Logan, S. Warden. 

Joab Hiatt, J. Warden. 

Samuel Rainey, S. Deacon. 

Robert Mitchell, J. Deacon. 

James Dossey, Treasurer. 

L. Swaim, Secretary. 

H. J. Warren, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Benjamin Overman, William H. Gumming, 



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David Scottj 
Giles H. Bowersj 
William Sturgess, 
James Humphreys, 
Green D. Jordan, 
Marcellus Jordan, 
Joshua G. Wright, 
Philip Bevill, 
Jed. H. Lindsay, 
Simeon C. Geren, 
Peter Adams, 
Benj. C. Oppelt, 
Thomas Carboy, 
H. B. Stratford, 
Jonathan Church, 
M. R. Moore, 
P. C. Peeples, 
Shubal G. Coffin, 
James N. Millis^ 
C. N. B. Evans, 
Matthew Hedgecock, 
Irvin D. Heath, 
John D. Evans, 
Boaz Adams, 
C. W. Peeples, 
J. B. Kingsbury, 
Nathan Caulk, 



Haley Brown 5 
Dempsey Brown, 
Albert G. Coffin, 
Obed Gardner, 
Isaac H. Foust, 
Henry T. Weather ly, 
John Hiatt, 

H. Montgomery Sehorn^ 
Finley W. Gorrell, 
O. Smallwood, 
N. G. Brannock. 
David McKnight, 
John O'Neill, 
Benj. M. Williams, 
James Clark, 
John S. Dare, 
William G. Beard, 
Alpheus C. Lindsay, 
John R. Garland, 
James M. Leach, 
Robert Caffey, 
Hamilton Armfield, 
Robert J. Lapp, 
Vestal Coffin, 

FELLOW crafts: 

Jonathan W. Howlet, 
Jacob B. Balsley. 



Initiated 6, Passed 8, Admitted from other Lodges 
Died 2. 



SHARON LODGE, NO. 78, GREENVILLE. 
OFFICERS. 

R, G. Albritton, W. Master. 



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W.J. sSiOW^ 


Waraen, 


JNorneet I yer, 


J. Warden.^ 


W R rJnno-lptnn 


SI Tioo/^rtn 


J. T. GluartermuSy 


J. Deacon. 


Benj. Brown, 


Treasurer. 


Jesse Harris, 


Tyler. 


John Brown, 


Secretary. 


MEMBERS. 


Goold Hoyt, 


Benj. Harris, 


B. M. Selby, 


James Gerallney, 


James Nelson, 


Charles Greene^ 


H. P. Bryan, 


M. Dickinson, 


G. W. Andrews, 


Peter Reevis, 


J. H. Burney, 


Wm. A. Perkins, 


Wm. Burney, 


J. L. Brown, 


B. F. Hazleton, 


E. A. Ellis, 


WilUe Brown, 


Riley Stokes, 


W. M Brown, 


John Jenkins, 


James Braddy,^ 


Gray Andrews. 


FELLOWSHIP lodge; NO. 84, SMJTHFIELU 


OFFICERS. 


William H. Morning, 


Master. 


Blackman Lee. 


S. Warden. 


Julius A. Stevens, 


J. Warden. 


Nathan Williams, 


Treasurer. 


William R. Lee, 


Secretary. 


Joel Joyner, Jr. 


S. Deacon. 


Jesse Hinnant, 


J. Deacon. 


Duncan McPherson, 


Steward and Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 

John F. Sanders^ William P. Ketchand, 



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Alexander J. Lee, 
William Hollowell, 
John J. Hooks, 
William R. Hooks, 
David B. Adams, 
Joseph J. Adams, 



Thomas B. Wetmore, 
Henderson A. Hodge, 
Ransom Lee, Sr. 
Ransom Lee, Jr. 
James H. Iiee, 
Gray W. Thomas. 



Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 2, Died 1. 



MORNING STAR LODGE, NO. 85, NASHVILLE. 
OFFICERS. 



Jesse H. Drake, 
Joseph A. Drake, 
Asael Vick, 
B. H. Blount, 
Theophilus Scott, 
S. W. W. Vick, 
John H. Harrison, 
J. J. a. Taylor, and 
W. Parker, 
Willis Warren, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon, 

Stewards, 



James N. Mann, 
John H. Drake, Sr. 
William Bowers, 
Garrett Williams, 
John H. Drake, Jr. 
Samuel W. W. Vick, 
John Powell, 
Turner P. Westray, 
Isaac Sessums, 
P. A. R. Hammonds, 
Michael Collins, 
Joseph Arrington, Dr, 



Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John C, Drake, 
Richard H. Dozier, 
Benjamin Screws, 
Willis Warren, 
Duncan Floyd, 
Abisha Vester, 
Eli Manning, 
Allen T. Meachum, 
Bennett Taylor, 
James Ricks, 
Joel Wells, 
John J. Bunn, 



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Peyton R. Tunstall, 
Joseph Winsteadj 
Henry Dixon, 
Willie Brownrigg, 
Branton Fields, 
Henry Sorsby, 
B. H. Blount, 
Bolen Melton, 
Crawford Arrington, 
John G. Williams, 
Thomas G. Stone, 
William H. Batchelor. 
Redmun Thorn, 
William F. Sikes, 
John A. Barnes, 
Benjamin Bilbro, 
Dennis Taylor, 
W. W. Bryant, 
James W. Barnes, 
William Walker, 
James Sullivant, 
Robert C. Hilliard, 
Joel Rosser, 
Arthur Freeman, 
N. J. Pitman, 
Ellen Micom, 
James W. Lancaster, 
Initiated 9, Passed 5, Raised 6, Withdrawn 1, Died 2. 



George R. Bell, 
Burrel Moore, 
Samuel G. Whiless, 
John E. Lindsey, 
Richmond Upchurch, 
William H. Smith, 
Nathan Vister, 
Wilis Barbee, 
Joseph Barbee, 
William B. Boddie, 
William F. Batley, 
Thomas P. Weeks, 
Henderson Leigh, 
Burtis Strickland, 
John H. Bezzell, 
James O. Thrift, 
Calvin J. Parker, 
Alsey J. Taylor, 
William W. Parker, 
John H. Harrison, 
Thomas J. A. Cooper, 
Benjamin D. Mann, 
Howell Braswell, 
Theophilus Scott, 
John W. Bryant, 
O. K. Norton, 



SKEWARKEY LODGE, NO. 90, WILLIAMSTON. 
OFFICERS. 

A. S. Mooring, Blaster. 
Jesse Martm, S. Warden. 



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Thomas R. Coffield, 
Bryant Bennett, 
Lawrence Cherry, 
Lorton Cooper, 
William Duggan, 
A. H. Coffield, ; 
Jos. Waldo, ) 
Levi Pippin, 



J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 

Stewards. 



Kader Biggs, 
Bryant Bennett, 
Thomas R. Coffield, 
Lawrence Cherry, 
A. H. Coffield, 
William Duggan, 
N. B. Mariner, 
James Mizell, 
Jesse Martin, 
Admitted 1, Initiated 
drawn 2. 



Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

A. S. Mooring, 
Levi Pippin, 
Wm. F. G. Pierce, 
William Slade, 
Joseph Waldo, 
Samuel C. Whitley, 
Levi S. Yates, 
John Curtis, 
Joseph G. Caraway, 
1, Passed 1, Raised 1, With- 



JOSEPH WARREN LODGE, NO. 92, STANTONSBURG. 
OFFICERS. 



Joshua Wilkinson 
John Rowe, 
Wm. S. Duggin, 
John Wilkinson, 
Jno. G. Williams, 
James Barnes, 
Hardy F. Barnes, 
Jacob H. Barnes, 
David W. Barnes 
David Jordan 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasarer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 

Stewards. 

Tyler. 



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MEMBERS. 



Robert Simms, 


J. H. Barnes, 


J. T. Eason, 


John Pitt, 


H. F. Barnes, 


Jacob Daniel, 


Jno. Wilkins, 


J. Cobb, 


Benj. White, 


Samuel Barnes, 


L. J. Dorch, 


E. G. Speight, 


R. S. Pettaway, 


Theophilus Eason, 


Jno. Coalman, 


Thomas Wilkins, 


W. J. Armstrong, 


David W. Barnes, 


A. C. Wilkinson, 


P. H. Hough, 


Wm. Barnes, 


J. Stallings, 


A. E. Gill, 


D. P. Stallington, 


John W. Farmer, 


Jno. Pool. 



Initiated 1, Passed 1, Raised 1, Withdrawn 5, Died 2, 
Rejected 1. 



ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 96, KINSTON. 
OFFICERS. 



William B. West, 
Royall R. Canfield, 
John Jackson, 
Alexander Wilson, 
Thomas Woodley, 
Thomas S. Clark, 
Frederick J. Coxe, 
Solomon H. Walker, 



Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 

William B. West, Jacob A. Hartsfield, 
Royall R. Canfield, Needham Lofdn, Jr. 
John Jackson, John B. Clark, 

Alexander Wilson, Amos Hervey, 



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Pinckney Hardee, 
Frederick West- 



Warren Kil Patrick, 
Benj. C. Williams, 
John L. Taylor, 



Solomon H. Walker, 
James E. Metts, 



Thomas Wood ley, 
Frederick J. Coxe, 



Matthew Byrd, 
Thomas Warters, Jr. 
Henry H. Phillips, 
Leonidas L. Coleman, 
Joshua Herring, 
Lewis W. Herring, 
James McClenney, 
James A. Mason, 
Thomas S. Clark, 



Richard Kennedy, Joseph Herring, 
John Davis, Jr. 
Admitted 1; Initiated 12, Passed 9, Raised 9, Withdrawn 
3, Expelled 1. 



WAKE FOREST LODGE, NO. 90, WAKE. 



OFFICERS. 



Robert Harris, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 



Peterson Dunn, 
Berry D. Simms, 
Reddick Hunter, 



William R. Thomas, 



James G. Jeifreys, 
Boling Dunn, 



Jeremiah Dunn, 



Tyler. 
Stewards. 




MEMBERS. 



Michael Thompson, 
Daniel S. Crenshaw, 
Henry A. King, 



Wm. T. Brooks, 
Robert N. Jeffreys, 



John R. Cooper, 
Thomas Hicks, 
Willis Thompson, 



Thomas J. Terrell, 
James M. Terrell, 



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James Redford, William Johnsoiij 

John M. Flemming, Wm. Jeffreys, 
Joseph B. Donohoe, Wm. Jones, 
Thomas J. Lemay, Doctor Cole. 
Admitted 1, Initiated 1, Raised 1, Withdrawn 1. 



HIRAM LODGE, NO. 98, CLINTON. 
OFFICERS. 



A. B. Chesnutt, 


W. Master. 


James M. Mosoley, 


S. Warden. 


J. R. Beaman, 


J. Warden. 


0. M. Chesnutt, 


Secretary. 


Isaiah Thomson, 


Treasurer. 


Everitt Peterson, 


S. Deacon. 


F. C. Cooper, 


J. Deacon. 


John Robinson, 


Steward. 


Wm. H. Stetson, 


Tyler. 


MEMBERS : 


P. R. Parker, 


Hardy Herring, 


Wm. C. Butler, 


S. E. Johnson, 


J. C. Devane, 


E. Spearman, 


N. Fennell, 


O. Williamson, 


John Bass, 


Jas. Armstrong, 


H. Hollingsworth, 


H. Robinson, 


O. H. Johnson, 


Wm. H. Smith, 


James A. Moore, 


Ivy Lee, 


N. Stevens, 


John C. Chesnutt, 


J. T. Molton, 


Jas. T. Mathis, 


A. M. Blackburn, 


A. N. Treadwell, 


Jacob Underwood, 


Wm. D. Peterson, 


Francis Pugh, 





Initiated 4, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 1, Died 2, 
Expelled 1, Rejected 2. 



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COLUMBUS LODGE, NO. 102, PITTSBOROUGH. 
OFFICERS. 



John J. Brantley, 
William S. Gunter, 
William Stedman, 
R. S. Poe, 
A. Featherman, 
James F. Jolly, 
Jos. Thompson, 
Wm. McClenahan, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 
Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 



Wm. P. Taylor, 
R. C. Poe, 
John Neal, 
Spencer McClenahan, 
A. A. Marshall, 
O. L. Burch, 
Thomas J. Utley, 
Asa B. Gunter, 
John A. Hanks, 
Martin Hanks, 
William Foushee, 
James Taylor, 
John Terry, 
John Heralson, 
Chesley Council, 
Ruffin Davis, 
W. Nash, 
S. S. Hamblet, 
Initiated 5. 



Alsey Murray, 
Jos. Goodwin, 
H. H. Burks, 
Wm. McClenahan, 
S. L. Riddle, 
Richard Webster, 
Jos. Thompson, 
Wm. S. Gunter, 
John J. Brantly, 
William Stedman, 
W. W. Stedman, 
C. S. Foushee, 
Lucian Burnett, 
Wm. M. Denny, 
James M. Jolly, 
A. Featherman, 
Pascal McCoy, 



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STAR IN THE EAST LODGE, NO. 103, ELIZABETH CITV. 
OFFICERS. 

W. Master. 



Timothy Hunter, 
Samuel Mathews, 
Wilson G. Lamb, 
Robinson White, 
Nathaniel B. Wilroy, 
Job Carver, 
William W. Griffin, 
Caleb Sikes, 
James BMrher, ) 
Isaac H. Bray, \ 
Geo. W. Kel linger. 



Past Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Secretary. 
Treasurer. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon. 

Stewards. 

Tyler. 



MEMBERS. 



Charles M. Laverty, 
Joseph A. Turner, 
Abram Harrell, 
Samuel J. Davis, 
Gilbert Elliott, 
Zion Culpepper, 
George W. Charles, 
Joseph H. Pool, 
James Barbee, 
David Riddick, 
Jno. T. Williams, 
Edm. C. Blount, 
Jno. M. Skinner, 
A. B. Markham, 



James Ranks, 
Jno. J. Old, 
Tliomas Mitchell, 
Mark S. Sawyer, 
Jeremiah D. Stokely,- 
E Nash, 
Edw. Burgess, 
Geo. W. Brooks, 
Thomas White, 
S. D. Pool, 
Joseph N. Bell, 
William Davis, 
W. P. Mathews, 
James D. Gregory. 



Admitted 1, Initiated 3, Passed 3, Withdrawn 6, Sus- 
pended 2. 



PERaUIMONS LODGE, NO. 106, HERTFORa 
OFFICERS. 

Joseph M. Cox, W. Master. 



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Horace J. Butt, 

Willis H. Bagley, 
Nathan Bn2:Iey, 
James B. Skinner, 
MalachiS. Berry, 
Timothy Billups, 
Mark D. Hathaway, 
Exum Stokes, 

Jas. L. Freer, 
Francis Nixon, 
Edward B. Sutton, 
Jos. M. Cox, 
John VV, Skinner, 
Thomrts S. Jacocks, 
Jacoh E. Hunter, 
Milton Hudwins, 
Willis H. Baorjey, 
James L. GMlling, 
Nathan Barley, 
Malnchi S. Berry, 



S. Warden. 

J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
St cretary. 
S. Deacon. 
L Deacon. 
Tyler. 
1. Guard. 

MEMBERS : 

John A. Morris^ 
Timothy Billups, 
Mark D. Hathaway, 
James O. Skinner, 
James B. Skinner, 
Nathan Winslow, 
Chas. M. Fnrd, 
J. H. Jacocks, 
Exum Stok^^^s, 
George W. Brewer, 
Joseph G. Grfinbefry, 
Josiah H. Vv hile. 



Horace J. Butt, 
Admitted 1, Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 3, Withdrawn 
1, Expelled 1, Rejected 1. 



CLINTON LODGE, NO. 107, YANCEYVILLE. 
OFFICERS. 



Junius Dilworth, 
Richard Furgerson, 
Hiram Lockard, 
James L. Graves, 
Wm. P. Womack, 



W. Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 



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Anderson Willis, S. Deacon. 

Henry Willis, J. Deacon. 

Hardy Felts, Steward. 

James H. Atkinson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Junius Dillworth, James Clark, 
Richard Furgerson, 
Henry Willis, 
James L. Graves, 
Wm. P. Womack, 
Wm. A. Lea, 
James H. Atkinson, 
Anderson Willis, 
Wm. R. Neal, 



Moses Clark, 
N. M. Roan, 
Hardy Felts, 
Virgil M. Rainey, 
Hiram Lockard, 
John K. Graves, 
Alfred A. Mitchell, 
Alfred M. Ellington. 



Admitted 1, Initiated 2, Passed 1, Raised 2. 



BELMONT LODGE, NO. 108, DUPLIN. 
OFFICERS. 



James K. Hill. 
Daniel B. Newton, 
Samuel R. Ireland, 
Joseph T. Rhodes, 
Albert R. Hicks, 
John F. Rhodes, 
Kenan Millard, 
John F. Rhodes, 
Daniel Bourden, 

Andrew J. Hurst, 
Robert J. Hunter, 
Thomas J. Steward 
David S. Hurst, 



Master. 
S. Warden. 
J. Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
S. Deacon. 
J. Deacon, 
Steward. 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Joshua Loftin, 
Charles O. Hurst, 
George W. Wallace, 
Johnson J. Baker, 



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Moses T. Manning, Stephen Howard, 
Christopher D. Hill, Luther R. Loftin. 
Admitted 2, Initiated 13, Passed 13, Raised 11. 



The Grand Master would remind the Subordinate 
Lodges of the great importance of punctuality and accu- 
racy in rendering their Annual Returns ; and of the no 
less importance of a seasonable appointment, in the pre- 
scribed form, of Representatives to the Grand Lodge. It 
is well known, that the regulations of the Grand Lodge 
are controlled principally by the Representatives — from 
these are the Officers chosen, and from these are to be 
learnt the condition, views, feelings, and wants of the 
Craft in general, and of each individual Lodge in partic- 
ular; and as a forfeiture of Charter is consequent upon 
certain delinquencies, it should therefore be the pride, as 
it is unquestionably the duty of every Lodge, to take 
prompt action in the premises, that the influence of each 
and every one may be duly felt and appreciated in the 
Grand Councils. 

A frequent reference to the Constitution and Regula- 
tions of the Grand Lodge, will prove beneficial in deter- 
mining the proper course of action, in all matters per- 
taining to the duties incumbent on such as acknowledge 
its authority. On all questionable points, not otherwise 
readily determined, it would be well to appeal at once to 
the highest sources for advice, or to consult authorities 
already sanctioned by the Craft. 

A very commendable practice prevails with some of 
the Grand Lodges, of embodying in their printed proceed- 
ings the names of all, coming to their knowledge, who 
have been suspended,expelled or rejected—thereby spread- 



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ing information essential to be known. Should a similar 

course be adopted by this Grand Lodsfe. it may not be 
amiss in the Subordinate Lodges to accompany their An- 
nual Returns with a complete list, as far as practicable, of 
all cases under their immediate control. 

As all expulsions, to be effectual, require confirmation 
of the Grand Lod^e, it is hardly necessary to ur^e the 
propriety of communicating promptly all such cases as 
may occur, together with a statement of the grounds of 
expulsion. 

Those Institutions best flourish, it is believed, who 
hold to the strictest accountability in every department of 
their government, all who may be responsible for the 
performance of particular duties; this trnth is so appa- 
rent, that no one interested, it is hoped, need have it press- 
ed farther upon their consideration. 

An early and full attendance of the Members of the 
Grand Lodge would tend greatly to expedite the busi- 
ness of its Annual Communications. Owing to tardi- 
ness in this respect, it not unfreqnently happens that many 
who are present at the commencement of the session, are 
compelled to leave before the transaction of the most im- 
portant business, without an opportunity of participating 
therein. A reformation in this particular is loudly called 
for — which may easily be effected by the manifestation of 
a little more zeal, and the hearty co-operation of all who 
have duties to perform. 



G. GRAND LECTURER. 

Since the adjournment of the Grand Lodge, the M. W. 
Grand Master has appointed Rev. Bro. Jacob FkiezEj 
of Wilmington, G. G. Lecturer, in accordance wit'i a Res- 
olution of the Grand Lodge in Proceedings of 1843. 
Besides the immediate duties connected with his office, 
he fias it specially in charge to carry out the object con- 
templated by Resoluiion of Committee on page 46, Pro- 
ceedings of same year* 



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